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eddy curry best center ever mix
Published: 2012/09/12
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NSW Feature // Life Lessons: Learning from Eddy Curry
NSW Feature // Life Lessons: Learning from Eddy Curry
Published: 2016/09/02
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tyson chandler  vs eddy curry in highschool nasty dunk
tyson chandler vs eddy curry in highschool nasty dunk
Published: 2007/11/14
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Eddy Curry playing for the Dallas Mavericks
Eddy Curry playing for the Dallas Mavericks
Published: 2013/02/15
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Eddy Curry flagrant foul on Rajon Rondo.wmv
Eddy Curry flagrant foul on Rajon Rondo.wmv
Published: 2009/11/23
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Eddy Curry facial on chris bosh and dunks on double team.
Eddy Curry facial on chris bosh and dunks on double team.
Published: 2007/01/30
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NBA Player Broke After 85% Interest Loan
NBA Player Broke After 85% Interest Loan
Published: 2010/05/27
Channel: The Young Turks
Eddy Curry - 6 points and dunk in Heat Debut (1-19-12)
Eddy Curry - 6 points and dunk in Heat Debut (1-19-12)
Published: 2012/01/20
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Eddy Curry - 2001 NBA Draft
Eddy Curry - 2001 NBA Draft
Published: 2009/01/07
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EDDY CURRY 06/07 MIX
EDDY CURRY 06/07 MIX
Published: 2007/09/14
Channel: LilPharmacist11
Flavio Tranquillo & Federico Buffa - Eddy Curry e il ruolo del centro
Flavio Tranquillo & Federico Buffa - Eddy Curry e il ruolo del centro
Published: 2012/01/23
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Eddy Curry High School Highlights
Eddy Curry High School Highlights
Published: 2012/06/28
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Basketball Wives LA | Should Patrice Curry Adopt Noah? | VH1
Basketball Wives LA | Should Patrice Curry Adopt Noah? | VH1
Published: 2015/08/17
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Bulls historic comeback against Bobcats
Bulls historic comeback against Bobcats
Published: 2009/01/15
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Eddy Curry Clutch Three-Pointer vs Shanghai (CBA)
Eddy Curry Clutch Three-Pointer vs Shanghai (CBA)
Published: 2012/12/15
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Eddy Curry CBA Highlights (First Game, 29 PTS)
Eddy Curry CBA Highlights (First Game, 29 PTS)
Published: 2012/12/07
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eddy curry fail
eddy curry fail
Published: 2009/12/18
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Eddy Curry Redemption 2012
Eddy Curry Redemption 2012
Published: 2012/02/25
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Eddy Curry & Charles Barkley at the 2001 NBA Draft
Eddy Curry & Charles Barkley at the 2001 NBA Draft
Published: 2013/08/21
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SICK Eddy Curry Mix
SICK Eddy Curry Mix
Published: 2007/08/11
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Eddy Curry mix "Move"
Eddy Curry mix "Move"
Published: 2007/01/24
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NBA Talk Presents: Eddy Curry - The G.O.A.T (Said No One Ever) (Eddy Curry Mix)
NBA Talk Presents: Eddy Curry - The G.O.A.T (Said No One Ever) (Eddy Curry Mix)
Published: 2013/01/14
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Eddy Curry Posterizes Elton Brand
Eddy Curry Posterizes Elton Brand
Published: 2007/10/13
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High School Basketball Eddy Curry  Screener
High School Basketball Eddy Curry Screener
Published: 2017/02/14
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Funeral held for Curry ex-girlfriend and her child
Funeral held for Curry ex-girlfriend and her child
Published: 2009/02/02
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Eddy Curry game tying three
Eddy Curry game tying three
Published: 2007/04/08
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Eddy Curry Game-Winning Alleyoop Dunk From Jamal Crawford
Eddy Curry Game-Winning Alleyoop Dunk From Jamal Crawford
Published: 2007/02/14
Channel: teslawlo
Miami Heat
Miami Heat's Center Eddy Curry Interview After Training Camp Day 1
Published: 2011/12/11
Channel: NbaHighlights93
Eddy Curry MVP
Eddy Curry MVP
Published: 2012/01/20
Channel: ItsDMiller
Eddy Curry Blocks the Hell Out of Andrew Bogut
Eddy Curry Blocks the Hell Out of Andrew Bogut
Published: 2007/05/31
Channel: hoodieTV
Eddy Curry - Spurs vs Rockets Preseason
Eddy Curry - Spurs vs Rockets Preseason
Published: 2012/10/15
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Bulls Wizards Fight
Bulls Wizards Fight
Published: 2010/12/24
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CLTV News:
CLTV News:
Published: 2013/04/05
Channel: Dolly McCarthy
December 08, 2011 - WSVN - Heat to Get Shane Battier& Eddy Curry on Friday
December 08, 2011 - WSVN - Heat to Get Shane Battier& Eddy Curry on Friday
Published: 2011/12/09
Channel: Miami Heat 2011-2012
1. Preps Chicago - Hoops Episode 1: Pilot part 1 of 2
1. Preps Chicago - Hoops Episode 1: Pilot part 1 of 2
Published: 2009/11/26
Channel: TheWhatsupnews
Eddy Curry is an All-Star
Eddy Curry is an All-Star
Published: 2007/01/16
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December 10, 2011 - Miami Heat - Second Day of Training Camp - Eddy Curry
December 10, 2011 - Miami Heat - Second Day of Training Camp - Eddy Curry
Published: 2011/12/11
Channel: Miami Heat 2011-2012
Caleb James - Eddy Curry [Prod. Nez and Rio]
Caleb James - Eddy Curry [Prod. Nez and Rio]
Published: 2014/01/29
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Eddy Curry hits à three at the buzzer !!
Eddy Curry hits à three at the buzzer !!
Published: 2007/04/08
Channel: stephonmarburyny
Carlos Delfino Dunks On Eddy Curry Plus Foul 04-09-2007
Carlos Delfino Dunks On Eddy Curry Plus Foul 04-09-2007
Published: 2011/05/14
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Catching Up with Eddy Curry
Catching Up with Eddy Curry
Published: 2008/06/13
Channel: mouthpiecesports1
Athlete TV: New York Knicks Eddy Curry Tours Attack Athletics
Athlete TV: New York Knicks Eddy Curry Tours Attack Athletics
Published: 2008/09/08
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Eddy Curry Greatest Center of All Time
Eddy Curry Greatest Center of All Time
Published: 2015/09/02
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Eddy Curry is Back
Eddy Curry is Back
Published: 2009/03/29
Channel: wwwrealknickscom
Eddy Curry
Eddy Curry
Published: 2010/03/08
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Eddy Curry For the PUTBACK Dunk ! Spurs vs Rockets - 10-10-12
Eddy Curry For the PUTBACK Dunk ! Spurs vs Rockets - 10-10-12
Published: 2012/10/11
Channel: NBillets
Eddy Curry
Eddy Curry's great block on Deron Williams
Published: 2007/11/27
Channel: stephonmarburyny
Eddy Curry Post-Game Interview 10/26
Eddy Curry Post-Game Interview 10/26
Published: 2012/10/27
Channel: Mavs Moneyball
Eddy Curry
Eddy Curry's Coming Home...
Published: 2011/02/26
Channel: Brian McGuinness
Stephen Curry and his dad Dell Curry in vintage Burger King commercial
Stephen Curry and his dad Dell Curry in vintage Burger King commercial
Published: 2016/01/05
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Eddy Curry
Eddy Curry in Jan 2007.jpg
Curry with the New York Knicks in January 2007
Personal information
Born (1982-12-05) December 5, 1982 (age 34)
Harvey, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school Thornwood (South Holland, Illinois)
NBA draft 2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career 2001–2013
Position Center
Number 2, 34, 52
Career history
20012005 Chicago Bulls
20052011 New York Knicks
2011–2012 Miami Heat
2013 Dallas Mavericks
2012–2013 Zhejiang Golden Bulls
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Eddy Anthony Curry Jr. (born December 5, 1982)[1] is an American former professional basketball player. Coming directly out of Thornwood High School in South Holland, Illinois, Curry was selected fourth overall in the 2001 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls. Curry played for the Bulls until 2005, then played for the New York Knicks from 2005 to 2010. Curry played for the Miami Heat in the 2011–12 season and was part of the Heat's 2012 championship team. Curry played for the Dallas Mavericks for the early part of the 2012–13 season before playing out the season for the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the Chinese Basketball Association.

High school career[edit]

Prior to becoming considered one of the best high school basketball players in the nation as a senior at Thornwood High School in South Holland, Illinois, Curry aspired to be a gymnast[2] and did not pick up basketball until the seventh grade when he reluctantly went out for the school team. In 2001, Curry led his team to second place in the IHSA State Playoffs. For his efforts, Curry was named 2001 Illinois Mr. Basketball. He was named to the 1998, 1999 and 2000 State Farm Holiday Classic all-tournament teams, and in 2003 was named by the fans to the tournament's All-Quarter Century Team.

Professional career[edit]

Chicago Bulls (2001–2005)[edit]

Curry had signed a letter of intent to play at DePaul University but declared himself eligible for the 2001 NBA Draft in which the Chicago Bulls made him the fourth overall pick.

Curry's contribution was limited during his rookie year due to limited minutes. Curry improved in his second year, leading the NBA in field goal percentage (58.5%) and becoming the first Bull to lead the league in a major statistical category since Michael Jordan in 1998. In the 2004–05 season the Bulls improved by 28 wins and made the playoffs as the 22-year-old Curry led the team in scoring before being hospitalized with an irregular heartbeat. This caused him to miss the last 13 games of the regular season and the entire playoffs. On June 24, 2005, heart specialists cleared Curry to resume practice.

New York Knicks (2005–2011)[edit]

Curry attempts a shot in a January 2007 game against the Washington Wizards.

On October 3, 2005, after refusing on privacy grounds to submit to a DNA test, as requested by Bulls management, to assess whether he has a congenital heart condition, Curry was traded to the New York Knicks. The trade included the Bulls' Antonio Davis, as well as the Knicks' Mike Sweetney, Tim Thomas, and Jermaine Jackson.[3] First-round draft picks were also exchanged in the trade—which later came back to haunt the Knicks as they had a poor 2005–06 season in which Curry averaged 13.6 points and 6.0 rebounds per game (numbers that were significantly down from the previous season). Curry's inability to defend and rebound was a source of frustration for former coaches Scott Skiles and Larry Brown. When asked by a reporter in 2003 what Curry needed to do to become a better rebounder, Skiles simply replied: "Jump."[4] The 2006–07 season saw a resurgence in Curry's performance under new coach Isiah Thomas, with Curry anointed the team's primary offensive option, averaging career highs in points (19.6), rebounds (7.1), and minutes (34.9) per game. On April 7, 2007 Curry scored a career-best 43 points in an overtime win over the Milwaukee Bucks; his first three-pointer of the season forcing the game into the extra period.[5] Curry is 2 for 2 (100%) from three-point range in his NBA career.[5] In the 2007–2008 season, Curry was expected to form a great frontcourt with Zach Randolph, however both of them saw a regression in their games. Curry showed up to training camp in October 2008 out of shape for the second year in a row, incensing new head coach Mike D'Antoni. Curry not only lost his job, but was not even in D'Antoni's rotation at the beginning of the 2008–2009 season. Curry was also bothered by a sore right knee for much of the season. Curry played his first game of the season on January 8, 2009 against the Dallas Mavericks and played in two other games later in the season. During the 2009 off-season Curry began working with a trainer on a fitness and weight-loss regimen. As of mid-July he had lost 30 pounds, but according to the trainer it would be "delusional" for coaches to think he could get down to his listed weight of 285 pounds.[6]

2011 NBA Offseason[edit]

On February 22, 2011, Curry was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a three-way blockbuster deal which also involved Denver Nuggets that brought Carmelo Anthony to New York.[7] On March 1, 2011, his contract was bought out by the Timberwolves[8] before he played a single game for them, making him a free agent.

Miami Heat (2011–2012; First NBA Finals title)[edit]

On December 10, 2011, Curry signed a one-year contract with the Miami Heat.[9] On January 19, 2012, a noticeably-slimmer Curry played in the NBA for the first time since 2009, against the Los Angeles Lakers. He had lost nearly 70 pounds since he last played in the NBA, and scored six points in six minutes in his return to the NBA.[10] As a part of the Heat's 2011-2012 championship team, Curry played 83 minutes[11] in 14 games (starting one), and was active for (but did not play in) one game during the playoffs.[12]

2012 NBA Offseason[edit]

In October 2012, Curry signed with the San Antonio Spurs.[13] However, he did not make the team's final roster.[14]

Dallas Mavericks (2012)[edit]

Curry was claimed off waivers by the Dallas Mavericks on October 25, 2012.[15] He played two games for Dallas before being waived to make room for Troy Murphy, as the Mavericks wanted a power forward with outside shooting ability instead of a traditional center.[16]

China (2012–2013)[edit]

In December 2012, Curry signed with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls in China, replacing Josh Boone.[17] Curry played in 29 games and averaged 23.0 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 0.9 assists per game.[18] Curry played his last game with Zhejiang on February 27, 2013,[18] as he missed the last two playoff games due to gastroenteritis.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Curry is married and has seven children, one from a previous marriage (Eddy III), and four with his current wife Patrice Curry, who stars on VH1's Basketball Wives LA franchise.[20] Curry's other two children were with former girlfriend Nova Henry. His daughter was murdered along with his ex, and Curry has primary custody of their son. [21]

Cardiac problems[edit]

Several prominent cardiologists cleared Curry to play,[22][23] but Barry Maron, a world-renowned specialist in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, suggested a DNA test.[24] During the team's media day, Bulls General Manager John Paxson said he understood the privacy issues involved but insisted the Bulls did not have an ulterior motive, that their concern was a situation similar to those of former Boston Celtics guard Reggie Lewis or Loyola Marymount star Hank Gathers—players with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who collapsed and died—and that the Bulls had offered Curry an annuity of $400,000 per year for 50 years if he took and failed the genetic test.[25] Curry never took the test and ultimately continued his career based on the clearances from other experts.[26]

Alleged sexual harassment[edit]

On January 12, 2009, Curry was sued by his former chauffeur, David Kuchinsky. Kuchinsky accused Curry of trying to solicit sex from him. According to court papers, Curry twice approached Kuchinsky "in the nude," saying, "Look at me, Dave, look" and, "Come and touch it, Dave." Kuchinsky also alleged that Curry called him racial slurs.[27]

Kuchinsky claimed Curry owed him $68,000 in unpaid wages, as well as $25,000 in expenses which Curry never repaid. Those expenses, he said, included cellphones that Curry had him buy as gifts and hotel and club bills.[28] Curry's lawyer, Kelly A. Saindon, called Kuchinsky's claims "preposterous" and "extortion".[29] Federal judge Denise Cote dismissed the lawsuit on May 28, 2009 and sent it to arbitration.[30]

Daughter's and ex-girlfriend's murders[edit]

Curry's ex-girlfriend, Nova Henry, and their ten-month-old daughter Ava Curry were found murdered in Chicago on January 25, 2009. A paternity test proved that Ava was the daughter of Curry and Henry. Their three-year-old son Noah was found unharmed at the scene.[31] Two counts of first degree murder were brought against 36-year-old attorney Frederick Goings on February 22, 2009;[32] Goings had served as Henry's attorney in a custody case against Curry involving Ava, and was allegedly involved in a relationship with Henry.[33] Goings was convicted of all charges against him on February 13, 2013.[34]

Foreclosure[edit]

As of June 2009, Curry's Chicago home was in foreclosure; he owed close to $220,000 in mortgage payments. Curry took out a nearly $4 million mortgage on the property in 2006, which included monthly house payments of more than $25,000.[35]

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

High school[edit]

  • USA Today First Team All-American
  • PARADE High School Player of the Year
  • Earned Illinois Mr. Basketball honors
  • MVP of the McDonald's All-American game after scoring 28 points with 8 rebounds and 4 blocked shots in leading the West to a 131–125 victory
  • Led Thornwood High School to the Illinois State Championship game, averaging 22.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 6.0 blocked shots, shooting .640 from the floor, including 25.0 points and 10.0 rebounds in the state tournament. Averaged 24.6 points and 11.2 rebounds, along with 4.8 blocks, as a junior.
  • Was selected to the State Farm Holiday Classic all-tournament team in 1998, 1999 and 2000.

NBA[edit]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
* Led the league

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001–02 Chicago 72 31 16.0 .501 .000 .656 3.8 .3 .2 .7 6.7
2002–03 Chicago 81 48 19.4 .585* .000 .624 4.4 .5 .2 .8 10.5
2003–04 Chicago 73 63 29.5 .496 1.000 .671 6.2 .9 .3 1.1 14.7
2004–05 Chicago 63 60 28.7 .538 .000 .720 5.4 .6 .3 .9 16.1
2005–06 New York 72 69 25.9 .563 .000 .632 6.0 .3 .4 .8 13.6
2006–07 New York 81 81 35.2 .576 1.000 .615 7.0 .8 .4 .5 19.5
2007–08 New York 59 58 25.9 .546 .000 .623 4.7 .5 .2 .5 13.2
2008–09 New York 3 0 4.0 1.000 .000 .333 1.3 .0 .0 .0 1.7
2009–10 New York 7 0 8.9 .381 .000 .588 1.9 .0 .0 .1 3.7
2011–12 Miami 14 1 5.9 .462 .000 .750 .9 .1 .0 .1 2.1
2012–13 Dallas 2 0 12.5 .500 .000 .250 2.0 .0 .0 .0 4.5
Career 527 411 24.9 .545 1.000 .642 5.2 .5 .3 .7 12.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eddy Curry Bio". Miami Heat. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ Heart of the Eddy Curry matter
  3. ^ Bulls Re-Sign Curry, Complete Sign-and-Trade with Knicks, National Basketball Association, accessed January 14, 2009.
  4. ^ New York Sports – NY Daily News, New York Daily News, accessed January 14, 2009.
  5. ^ a b Curry nets 43, grabs 13 boards and forces OT with 3-pointer, ESPN, April 8, 2007, accessed January 14, 2009.
  6. ^ Alan Hahn, Trainer: Don't expect Curry to slim down to 285, July 13, 2009
  7. ^ "Wolves Acquire Anthony Randolph". NBA.com. 2011-02-22. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  8. ^ "Wolves buy out center Eddy Curry", Associated Press at ESPN.com, March 2, 2011.
  9. ^ "HEAT Signs Eddy Curry". NBA.com. 2011-12-10. Retrieved 2012-01-20. 
  10. ^ Dan LeBatard, "Miami Heat’s Eddy Curry back in shape with help from Dwyane Wade, LeBron James", Miami Herald, January 22, 2012.
  11. ^ Ethan J. Skolnick, "Eddy Curry anxiously awaits the summer", Palm Beach Post, June 14, 2012.
  12. ^ Ira Winderman, "Eddy Curry on active roster Thursday, does not play", South Florida Sun Sentinel, May 25, 2012.
  13. ^ Spurs Add Two To Training Camp Roster
  14. ^ Spurs Waive Derrick Brown and Eddy Curry
  15. ^ Dallas Mavericks sign center Eddy Curry via waiver claim
  16. ^ Tim MacMahon (November 2, 2012). "Mavs make Troy Murphy, Eddy Curry moves official". ESPN. Retrieved May 18, 2013. 
  17. ^ Zhejiang Chouzhou replaces Josh Boone with Eddy Curry
  18. ^ a b http://basketball.asia-basket.com/player/Eddy_Curry/China/Zhejiang_Chouzhou_Bank/32655
  19. ^ 埃迪-科里患肠胃炎,浙江单外援出战季后赛 (in Chinese). Hupu.com. February 28, 2013. Retrieved December 27, 2013. 
  20. ^ "VH1". Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  21. ^ Grandmother: I've turned son over to Curry's lawyers Yahoo Sports, March 20, 2009
  22. ^ Frank Isola, "Convinced heart is fine, Curry embraces Knicks", New York Daily News, October 30, 2005.
  23. ^ Kathryn Kranhold and Kevin Helliker, "Why Heart Trouble Doesn't Sideline Some Athletes: Dr. Cannom Helps Players Benched by Their Schools; Defibrillators and Testing Drawing the Line at Football", The Wall Street Journal, July 25, 2006
  24. ^ Medical News: Full Court Press on Hoop Star Curry to Get DNA Testing – in Cardiovascular, Arrhythmias from MedPage Today, MedPage Today, accessed January 14, 2009.
  25. ^ "Bulls deal Curry after DNA test refusal", Associated Press at ESPN.com, October 4, 2005.
  26. ^ Darren Rovell, "Sources: NBA to standardize physicals", ESPN.com, February 27, 2006.
  27. ^ Evans, Patrice (January 14, 2009). "Eddy Curry Hit With Gay Sex Harassment Suit". WMAQ (NBC Chicago). Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  28. ^ "Knick Gets Called For Sex Foul". New York Post. January 13, 2009. 
  29. ^ Howard Beck,"Driver Sues Curry for Sexual Harassment", New York Times, January 12, 2009.
  30. ^ Beck, Howard (May 29, 2009). "Lawsuit Against Knicks’ Curry Will Be Settled by Arbitrator". New York Times. Retrieved June 28, 2013. 
  31. ^ New York's Eddy Curry Was Father of Slain Baby ESPN.com, January 28, 2009, accessed January 30, 2009.
  32. ^ "Man charged in death of Eddy Curry's ex, their baby - ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. 2009-02-22. Retrieved 2012-11-02. 
  33. ^ Charges in Death of Eddy Curry's Ex-Girlfriend, Baby SI.com, February 23, 2009
  34. ^ Lawyer guilty of killing former Chicago Bull Eddy Curry’s ex-girlfriend, daughter
  35. ^ Eddy's financial issues continue

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